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10th Annual Agroforestry Symposium

Innovation to Entrepreneurship: Fostering a Culture of Research Translation

January 30-31, 2019
Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri - Columbia, MO

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**Preliminary Schedule** Stay tuned. Final schedule will be posted here.

January 30

5:30 p.m. Opening Reception (McQuinn Atrium)
6:30 p.m. Introduction
Dr. Mark McIntosh,
Vice President for Research and Economic Development. University of Missouri System and Vice Chancellor for Research, MU

7:00 p.m. The CRISPR Craze: Entrepreneurship Lessons from a Disruptive Technology
Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou,
Professor of Food Science, North Carolina State University

January 31

8:00 a.m. Coffee and Registration
8:15 a.m. Introduction
Dr. Michael Gold,
Interim Director, The Center for Agroforestry

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Christopher Daubert,
Dean, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
8:45 a.m. Universities as Drivers of Economic Growth: The Transformative Power of Research and Technology Commercialization
Dr. Kelly Sexton,
Associate Vice President for Research - Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships, University of Michigan
9:30 a.m. Medicinal Plants for a Graceful Skin: Bioprospecting and Natural Products Development
Dr. Namrita Lall,
Professor of Plant Science, University of Pretoria
10:00 a.m. Highlights from UMCA Research Innovations and Entrepreneurial Development
Dr. Chung Ho Lin,
Associate Research Professor, Center for Agroforestry University of Missouri
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Becoming Elemental Enzymes
Dr. Katie Thompson, Co-Founder, Elemental Enzymes
11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Fostering Translation of Research and Entrepreneurship at MU
Moderator: Dr. Jaya Ghosh, Director, Coulter Translational Partnership and Adjunct Faculty, Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri
12:30 p.m. Lunch (Demonstrations and Poster Session in McQuinn Atrium)
2:00 p.m. The Role of an Incubator in Entrepreneurial Development
Bill Turpin,
CEO & Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, Missouri Innovation Center, University of Missouri
2:30 p.m. Twenty Years of Microbiome Technology Entrepreneurship
Matthew Wood,
CEO and Founder, Probiotic Holdings, LLC
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Building Economic Impact from University Research through Effective Industry Partnerships
Moderator: Dr. Sam Bish, Interim Director & Sr. Licensing and Business Development Associate (Life Sciences), MU Technology Advancement Office
4:15 p.m. Closing Reception, Poster Session and Demonstrations in McQuinn Atrium
5:45 p.m. Adjourn

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